Dublin Flamenco Festival 2011

Wow! I didn’t know that Dublin have a Flamenco Festival..but it does. It will take place from Saturday 23 July to Sunday 31 July 2011. Performances of dance, music and singing, both avant-garde and traditional, will take place at The Helix, DCU, with workshops (for adults and children), conferences, talks and a photo exhibition taking place in venues around Dublin. There are some free events too and some free workshops for kids too, which is always good!

Here are all the details:

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

AVANT–GARDE FLAMENCO

Saturday 23 July 8:00pm

Rafaela Carrasco “De un momento a otro”

Dance: Rafaela Carrasco

Guitars: Jesús Torres and Cano

Singing: Antonio Campos

Palmas: Luis Amador

Rafaela Carrasco is an award-winning dancer from Seville, and one of the most outstanding representatives of avant-garde flamenco dancing.

Tickets: €33.00-€37.00 / €30.00-€33.00 concessions, available from

website: http://www.thehelix.ie/ hotline: 01 700 7000

Sunday 24 July 5:00pm

Camerata Flamenco Project

Piano: Pablo Suárez

Cello: Jose Luis López

Flute & Saxophone: Ramiro Obedman

Percussion: Karo Sampela

Featuring a special appearance from dancer Concha Jareño

This ensemble brings together musical worlds including classical and jazz to create music rooted in the rhythmical patterns and energy of flamenco.

Tickets: €29.00-€32.00 / €26.00-€29.00 concessions, available from

website: http://www.thehelix.ie/ hotline: 01 700 7000

Sunday 24 July 8:00pm

Antonio Campos “5 Jotas”

Singing: Antonio Campos

Guitars: Jesús Torres and Cano

Cello: José Luis López

Piano: Pablo Suárez

Featuring a special appearance from dancer Rafaela Carrasco

Antonio Campos is one of the best emerging singers from Granada. This innovative show, an original production, presents a renewed approach to flamenco singing.

Tickets: €33.00-€37.00 / €30.00-€33.00 concessions, available from

website: http://www.thehelix.ie/ hotline: 01 700 7000

TRADITIONAL FLAMENCO

Saturday 30 July 8:00pm

Manuel de Paula “ Lírica culta y popular en la música jonda”

Singing: Manuel de Paula

Guitar: José Luis Medina

Palmas: Manuel Valencia and Marco Vargas

Manuel de Paula, from Lebrija, presents an evening of flamenco singing in the pure gypsy style. The programme will include songs adapted from the works of various Spanish authors, in addition to classic lyrics from the traditional repertoire of “cante jondo” (deep song).

Tickets: €29.00-€32.00 / €26.00-€29.00 concessions, available from

website: http://www.thehelix.ie/ hotline: 01 700 7000

Sunday 31 July 8:00pm

María del Mar Moreno “Jerez Puro, La Tierra”

Dance: María del Mar Moreno

Singing: Antonio Malena and David Carpio

Guitars: Santiago Moreno and Malena

Palmas: Luis de la Tota

María del Mar Moreno, from Jerez de la Frontera, is a partisan of the traditional school of flamenco. This show presents flamenco in its purest form, creating a unique Jerezano experience celebrating its song, dance and music.

Tickets: €33.00-€37.00 / €30.00-€33.00 concessions, available from

website: http://www.thehelix.ie/ hotline: 01 700 7000

DANCE WORKSHOPS

Saturday 23 July & Sunday 24 July

Level: Beginner / Elementary

Teacher: CONCHA JAREÑO

Venue: The Blue Room, The Helix

Time: Daily from 10:00am –11:30am Duration: 1hr 30 per day

Price for two days: €60 (Concessions: €57)

Register online at http://www.dublinflamencofestival.com

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Teacher: RAFAELA CARRASCO

Venue: The Blue Room, The Helix

Time: Daily from 12:00pm – 1:30pm Duration: 1hr 30 per day

Price for two days: €60 (Concessions: €57)

Register online at http://www.dublinflamencofestival.com

Students are advised that the workshops with Concha Jareño and Rafaela Carrasco are 2-day courses. The sessions on Sunday will continue and develop upon the material covered in the Saturday sessions.

Saturday 30 July

Level: Beginner / Elementary

Teacher: María del Mar Moreno

Venue: Liffey Trust Studios, Studio 2

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm Duration: 2hr

Price: €40 (Concessions: €37)

Register online at http://www.dublinflamencofestival.com

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Teacher: María del Mar Moreno

Venue: Liffey Trust Studios, Studio 2

Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm Duration: 2hr

Price: €40 (Concessions: €37)

Register online at http://www.dublinflamencofestival.com

MUSIC WORKSHOPS

FLAMENCO CLAPPING & RHYTHM COURSE

Monday 25 July to Thursday 28 July

Teacher: Jerónimo Utrilla

Venue: Waltons New School of Music

Time: Daily from 6:00pm – 7:30pm Duration: 1hr 30 per session

Price for 4 Sessions: €75 (Concessions: €70)

Register online at http://www.dublinflamencofestival.com

GUITAR MASTERCLASSES

Saturday 23 July

Teachers: Juan Antonio Suárez “Cano” and Jesús Torres

Venue: Waltons New School of Music

For times and ticket details see www.dublinflamencofestival.com

Sunday 24 July

Teachers: Juan Antonio Suárez “Cano” and Jesús Torres

Venue: Festival Headquarters, Liffey Trust Centre

For times and ticket details see www.dublinflamencofestival.com

Saturday 30 July

Teachers: Santiago Moreno and José Luis Medina

Venue: Waltons New School of Music

For times and ticket details see www.dublinflamencofestival.com

Sunday 31 July

Teachers: Santiago Moreno and José Luis Medina

Venue: Festival Headquarters, Liffey Trust Centre

For times and ticket details see www.dublinflamencofestival.com

CHILDREN’S FLAMENCO WORKSHOPS

Saturday 16 July

FLAMENCO CLAPPING & RHYTHM COURSE (2 sessions)

Ages: all ages, parents welcome

Teacher: NATHALIE MOYANO GONZÁLEZ

Venue: Festival Headquarters, Liffey Trust Centre

Time: Session 1, 11:00am – 11:45am Duration: 45min

Time: Session 2, 2:00pm – 2:45pm Duration: 45min

Price: FREE

Register online at http://www.dublinflamencofestival.com

Kids (and their parents) will learn all about rhythm and clapping and how essential it is to a flamenco dance performance, a singing or a guitar recital. They will learn how to produce different percussive sounds by simply using their hands and how to mark the rhythm with their feet.

Sunday 17 July

Basic dance steps & arms (2 sessions)

Ages: from 6 years old, parents welcome

Teacher: NATHALIE MOYANO GONZÁLEZ

Venue: Festival Headquarters, Liffey Trust Centre

Time: Session 1, 11:00am – 11:45am Duration: 45min

Time: Session 2, 2:00pm – 2:45pm Duration: 45min

Price: FREE

Register online at http://www.dublinflamencofestival.com

Kids aged 6+ will learn basic dance steps and arm movements used in “Sevillanas”, a partner or group dance very popular in Andalucía during festivals. (For kids who have attended the Clapping and Rhythm sessions, this will be a complete experience with the clapping and rhythm complementing the dance taught in the second day of workshops.)

CONFERENCE

Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July

Presenter: Jerónimo Utrilla “A history of flamenco”

Venue: Festival Headquarters, Liffey Trust Centre

Time: Daily from 8:30pm- 9:30pm Duration: 1hr

Price: FREE

Register online at http://www.dublinflamencofestival.com

PHOTO EXHIBITION

Wednesday 13 July to Sunday 31 July

Venue: Festival Headquarters, Liffey Trust Centre

Time: Check venue opening times

Price: FREE

The festival is funded by the Arts Council and Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco. Radio Exterior de España and deflamenco.com are cultural partners, and RTÉ lyric fm is a national radio partner. Peña Flamenca El Indalo would also like to acknowledge the support of Waltons New School of Music, The Liffey Trust and Phonic Studios.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Website: www.dublinflamencofestival.com

Festival video: www.youtube.com/flamencoindalo

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